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The Count of Monte Cristo The Count of Monte Cristo written by Alexandre Dumas tells the story of a man Edmond Dantes a sailor who goes through being betrayed by his enemies and thrown in to a dark prison cell to planning revenge on his enemies His behavior and personality changes after spending 14 years in jail for a crime that he didnt commit Edmond Dantes was thrown in jail after being framed by his enemies accused of committing treason and being a bonapartist The story takes place during the Napoleonic Era while the usurper Napoleon has escaped to his place of exile the Isle of Elba located in the Mediterranean Sea The story of Edmond Dantes starts out as him being a sailor aboard the Pharaon hes soon to become captain of the ship Monsieur Morrel is the name of the owner of the Pharaon and a great friend of Dantes He treats Edmond with great respect Theres also a little special lady in Dantes life the beautiful and wonderful Mercedes A dream job and a dream wife who could possibly want more His dream soon becomes shattered by three of his enemies Danglars Fernand and Caderousse As these three people plot against Edmond he is about to become married to the beautiful Mercedes On his wedding day his betrothal feast was interrupted when the police came barging through the door and arrested Edmond Dantes Dantes was accused of giving a letter to the usurper while the Pharaon stopped on the Isle of Elba and returning a letter from the usurper to the Bonapartist party in Paris After his arrest Edmond was interrogated and questioned by the public prosecutor Monsieur de Villefort During the interrogation Villefort promised Edmond freedom but that was before Monsieur de Villefort read the letter from the usurper addressed to Monsieur Noirtier Villeforts father Edmond Dantes was sent to prison Edmond Dantes imprisonment made a huge
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